Here, our 30 top free date ideas that are actually pretty cool. If you and your date happen to be morning people, make it a sunrise hike—you’ll get some killer Instagram shots. Take the subway or bus, get off at a random stop you are unfamiliar with, and explore.It’ll feel great to spend a day with no inhibitions and hey, the date practically plans itself!Juice up your phones and head out and about on any one of these 30 dates, and then see where the day takes you based on what you see that’s most ‘grammable.You might find yourselves drawn to a park you never noticed before, or a gritty part of the city where the graffiti is super-photogenic.
Whether you want to play with the puppies at an animal shelter or help out at a soup kitchen, volunteering with your date is not only super fulfilling, but you’ll make some awesome memories in the process. Toss on a cocktail dress, grab a tie, and become whoever you’d like to be for the day!
Pop some popcorn, cuddle up together on the couch, and start up a movie marathon, a.k.a. Check local listings of open houses and take a look around a dream home that you and your date could never afford.
Tip: Walk in like you own the place (just don’t get carried away and try to actually own the place). Make a bonfire, roast a marshmallow (or two, or three) and end off the evening with some stargazing—there’s nothing more romantic than that!
Feeling hungry but don’t want to splurge on a restaurant date? Split up into teams and let the dice (and the good times) roll.
Head over to a local food market or food festival with your date and snack on some delicious samples. A little tip to make it extra fun and a little saucy? Look online for times that local museums offer free admission (it’s usually in the evening) and roam around with that special someone.